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HD DVD vs Blu-ray

by Fireflock / November 11, 2006 7:58 AM PST

What are the differences between HD DVD and Blu-ray and how do these two formats effect me? Aside from the better picture quality on a HDTV, what are the main differences between the two? How should a consumer choose?

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The picture on both will be the same. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 11, 2006 8:08 AM PST
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It's the physical media. A Blu-ray disk will hold more data than a HD disk. Ballpark single side 25 Gig on a Blu-ray and 15 Gig on an HD disk. More data means more "add ons" and usually junk.

And the fact that they're incompatible. And the fact that we're back to the Beta vs. VHS wars again. So far, Blu-ray is getting the nod. I'm waiting.

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Awesome
by Fireflock / November 11, 2006 8:16 AM PST

So it's basically up to the studios to do some experimenting and to see whether or not the crowd will follow? So Blu-ray would be the best choice because of the extra space? HD DVD is taking a hit because the PS3 includes a Blu-ray drive with every console.

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CANT WAIT FOR MY BLUE RAY PLAYER
by stewart norrie / November 12, 2006 1:53 AM PST
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I dont think anyone would would be able to tell the difference between the two on a small screen t.v. I have seen a demo on both h.d. and blue ray and blue ray seems a tad better, but on my 72" d.l.p. I hope it will look stunning Just waiting should be here at the end of november have a nice weekend steweeeeeeeeee

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TTTC............TOO TOUGH TO CALL, RIGHT YET!!!
by Riverledge / November 12, 2006 6:53 AM PST
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SONY'S SHIPPING THE "PS3" NOV. 17th W/ Blu-RAY...........

Time will tell.

river.

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How to choose? I choose to wait for the format wars to end!!
by jcrobso / November 13, 2006 5:16 AM PST
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Two competing formats, expensive units, limited movies available.
After fighting it out in the VHS/Betamax war and video disk war I'm sitting this one out. John

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